Breaking Through The Darkness

How to defeat depression,
anxiety and stress


Based on the widely acclaimed book ‘Breaking Through The Darkness – how to defeat depression, anxiety and stress: a spiritual perspective’ (Amazon) this website offers hope to those who want to improve their mental wellbeing by highlighting the crucial part spiritual intelligence can play in helping us to return to a state of happiness and peace.

Many books and experts focus on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of depression but few mention, or consider, the spiritual aspect. All of us are both body and spirit. Bill Bryson in his book ‘The Body’ refers to us as ‘occupants’ of the body.

To ignore this aspect of ourselves is like walking blindfolded through life. 

We will never be completely happy until we turn our attention inwards, reconnect with our essence and end our spiritual crisis.

To help you on your way this website offers lots of resources for you to explore and enjoy.

So come on an inner journey and discover the most powerful antidote to depression, anxiety and stress – your spiritual intelligence!


In this book John McConnel shares his own journey through depression and the things he has learned along the way.

Breaking Through The Darkness is for anyone who feels anxious, stressed, unhappy or depressed.

It is a simple practical guide to dealing with depression and other negative states of mind from a spiritual perspective.

It is based on the understanding that, at the heart of every human being, there is a core of powerful, positive spiritual energy. 

Whether we realise it or not, we are by nature beings of peace, love and joy. Such qualities are part of our original spiritual DNA.

By remembering who we really are and re-connecting with the Light, magic happens.